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X Bow Advice, Please

I have decided that I would like to try cross bow hunting. Primarily turkey because I see so many in areas that I would not like to fire a shot gun. Can anyone give me some advice on what I need for the first few steps? I have not even held one in my hands so .... any info will be new info to me.

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All depends on what you want to spend you should go and shoot a couple frist you dont need to sped 2000.00 for one a good one will cost you around 500 to 700 i shoot a horton vision and love it but they make alot of good ones any more so good luck try arrowhead he can help you
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Contact Arrowhead, a member here and he has many posts and threads in the the crossbow forum. I have never dealt with him but all you hear is great things, and a friend of mine just did business with him.

My friend is not a member here but was looking for a crossbow info for his dad. I really don't know much about them so I looked around HPA for some info. I gave my buddy Arrowhead's number from his web page. He talked to my buddy 3 seperate times and answered many questions before the Wicked Ridge was purchased. my buddy can't be happier with the knowledge and service he received.

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Re: X Bow Advice, Please

Welcome to world of crossbows. As already suggested, a call to Arrowhead is a great place to start for good discussion.

Some basics. Get a price range that works for you. Bows can range from $300 to $3000 but it doesn't necessarily make one that great over another. A good average is $500-$700 fully equipped.

Most that archery hunt turkeys do so from a blind. That lends itself to a compound style crossbow becuase they are narrower than recurve styles. That will make your maneuverability much better within a blind.

Speed and noise are not big factors for turkey hunting with a bow. Any modern crossbow wil blow through a turkey and they tend to not react as much to the noise of the bow during a shot.

The front end weight of the bow is not as critical either as most likely you will be sitting with a knee rest or bi- pod.

With all that said, for turkeys, I would advise a moderately priced compound. Look at Wicked Ridge/TenPoint, Horton Havoc, Parkers for starters.

Hope that helps.

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You are not too far from me. Stop by and shoot some crossbows. You will know what you like once you shoot a few of them.

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